The Naked Christmas Tree


This was taken the week before Christmas, in Newport jobcentre.  I had been asked to speak with an adviser, and while I waited there was just this tree and me.

We had a lot in common, I decided.

Here was a perfectly proportioned tree all ready to provide some festive cheer – but still, inexplicably, unemployed.  Why could that be, in the week before Christmas?

Was it a new tree, fresh out the box and lacking experience?

Maybe it was last year’s tree, and whilst in storage it’s skills had slowly atrophied?

Was it out-of-date, wearing the wrong colour, or lacking authenticity?

Or maybe it was shunned because it wasn’t wired with the latest LEDs….


~ by tgroom57 on December 21, 2009.

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